Category Archives Cosmetic Dentistry

tongue scraper

Bad breath is typically caused by poor oral hygiene and lifestyle choices. It may also be a symptom of a more serious underlying medical condition. If halitosis is a consistent problem in your life, you should consult a doctor. While coffee breath, garlic breath or morning breath can be offensive, they’re not chronic problems. Chronic halitosis is a more serious, long-lasting…

after braces

A permanent retainer is a wire or metal bar that is bonded to the back of lower front teeth. This device prevents teeth from drifting apart or crowding together. Permanent retainers can be removed if they cause pain or other complications. Because teeth will naturally move on their own if they are not held in place, your orthodontist or dentist…

cracked tooth

Teeth grinding is the leading cause of cracked tooth syndrome (CTS). Pain ranges from relatively mild to, in certain advanced cases, practically insufferable. CTS is one of the toughest dental issues to treat, and many dentists are not adequately trained to spot it. It is the third leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. What is cracked tooth…

Orthodontic Retainer

Retainers hold the same bite and alignment created by braces, making sure teeth don’t drift out of place. Much like braces, retainers entail special dental cleaning and a strict routine to optimize end results. If lost or damaged, they should be replaced as soon as possible to prevent any dental misalignment.  According to the American Association of Orthodontists, wearing retainers…

Braces Removal

The state of your teeth post braces depends on how well you took care of them while they were still on. Be diligent about wearing your retainer or your teeth could slip out of their pristine post-braces alignment. Be aware that you may have to wait a little longer after removal before you indulge in all your ‘bad’ food cravings.…

beautiful smile

Smile Direct Club, a teledentistry service, creates invisible braces—a very affordable alternative to traditional metal braces. While invisible braces are popular for straightening teeth, there are a number of health risks involved with at-home dentistry procedures. Smile Direct Club may only be a good option if you require uncomplicated, limited treatment. Invisible braces and retainers have become incredibly popular in recent…

gum contouring

Gingivoplasty treats a wide variety of medical and cosmetic concerns, including congenital issues and those caused by disease. The procedure can be done using surgical blades, electrosurgery, and even lasers. Gingivoplasty may be covered by insurance, depending on why you’re getting it. Gingivoplasty, also known as gingival sculpting or gum contouring, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the gums around…

Tooth Contouring

Dental contouring involves removing small portions of the tooth enamel to improve your smile. The procedure is permanent and doesn’t usually require anesthesia or recovery time. Because tooth enamel is so thin, reshaping results in subtle changes – it can’t realign teeth. Tooth contouring may be used alongside other dental procedures to achieve the perfect smile. Are your pearly whites…

KöR Whitening

KöR Whitening is an at-home professional teeth whitening system said to brighten teeth permanently and consistently while reducing sensitivity. The whitening gels are refrigerated, then cold-packed for transport to maintain the stability and integrity of active ingredients. Those who have tried this system report very positive results—even on tough stains. Aging, genetics, diet, and illness have a hand in the…

toothache

A dead or non-vital tooth is one which has no access to a fresh supply of blood. Tooth decay and trauma are the most common causes of dead teeth. Dentists diagnose dead teeth by taking x-rays and testing the tooth for sensitivity to heat, cold, and electrical stimuli. Dentists can treat dead of dying teeth by performing root canals or…

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